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The Most Common Misconceptions of Alzheimer’s Disease

by | Feb 28, 2022

There are many misconceptions and myths about Alzheimer’s disease. The first and most common misconception is that it is not a very serious condition. 

This assumption comes because the symptoms take years to manifest, giving society the impression that it isn’t as hazardous compared to other diseases.

The disease only affects older people:

Alzheimer’s disease does not discriminate when it comes to age and can affect people of all age groups. Typically most cases develop after age 65, but signs and symptoms can also appear as early as 30 years old.

The disease cannot be prevented:

Although it is not yet clear what causes Alzheimer’s disease, there are factors that could help someone reduce their risks of acquiring this disease such as proper diet and exercise, stress free lifestyle, and others.

Alzheimer’s disease is not genetic:

Research suggests that although a specific gene that directly causes late on-set Alzheimer’s Disease has not been identified, individuals who have a parent or sibling with Alzheimer’s are more likely to develop the disease. 

There is no way to reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

Early diagnosis and medications prescribed by your loved ones’ Doctor can help change the progression of the disease and assist you through tough times. You may need home healthcare and we understand that it is not easy. At Providence Healthcare Services, we take care of your loved ones. It can be a huge relief to have nurses and trained professionals taking care of your loved ones. Having Alzheimer’s shouldn’t prevent your loved ones from sharing their lives and finding continued happiness, care, and comfort. We are dedicated to working with you to get your loved ones the care they need while giving a peace-of-mind to both the patient and provider. Contact Providence Healthcare Services for more information.